This Week's Dish: Go 'Over The Edge' For Special Olympics Missouri

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

Hop a flight to yesteryear at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 2 during their 4th annual Art of Travel. The theme of this year’s celebration is focused on the film-noir, fedora-wearing generation of the 1940s and guests are encouraged to dress in styles from the decade. Chefs from across the country are flying in just for the occasion and will be whipping up ‘40s-inspired cuisine and cocktails. Dishes will include red chili tuna tartar tostadas, roasted butternut squash agnoloti, crab cakes and a full spread of desserts from the era. Proceeds from the Art of Travel will help Lambert-St. Louis International’s increased efforts to incorporate art throughout the airport. Tickets are $75 per person. The event runs from 6-8pm in the B Concourse of Terminal 1. 10701 Lambert International Blvd., 314.426.8125.

Magnificent Missouri’s 3rd annual Conservation Celebration

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Raise a glass in support of the Special Olympics Missouri at the “Over the Edge St. Louis” wine tasting reception on Friday, Oct. 3 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Downtown. Guests will have the option to sip more than 30 wines while enjoying hors d’oeurvres from executive chef Chuck Soffner. The evening will also include a silent auction benefitting the Special Olymics Missouri. Thrill-seeking guests should note that the wine tasting is followed on Saturday, Oct. 4 by the main event of “Over the Edge St. Louis”—when more than 100 people will rappel down the side of the Hyatt Regency Hotel to raise money for Special Olympics Missouri. For those looking to keep both feet on solid ground, the wine tasting is from 6-9pm and tickets are $50 per person. 315 Chestnut St., Downtown, 314.259.3200.  

Join four of the area’s top chefs at Magnificent Missouri’s 3rd annual Conservation Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 5. Guests will enjoy dinner at the Shaw Nature Reserve cooked by Gerard Craft of Niche, Pastaria, Brasserie and Taste; Josh Galliano of The Libertine; Mike Emerson of Pappy’s Smokehouse and Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe and the Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. Dinner will include heritage breed pork, braised collard greens, shaved kale salad and braised brussels sprouts, and Buttonwood Farm chicken served with roasted squash and a cornbread dressing. Tickets are $50 per “acorn” (18-years-old and under), $100 per “seedling” (19-30-year-olds) or $200 for “mighty oaks”(31-year-olds and up) and can be purchased here. Missouri 100 and Interstate 44 Business, Gray Summit, 314.397.2246.

The Restaurant at The Cheshire is tipping their hat to the beloved grandfather of French cuisine, Auguste Escoffier, with a five-course dinner including French wine pairings on Monday, Oct. 13. Guests of honor will include Michel Escoffier, the great-grandson of Escoffier, and Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley and Max Callegari, authors of “A Culinary Legacy from Escoffier to Today.” The local chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International—an organization of professional women representing all facets of the food, beverage and hospitality industry—will be hosting the Escoffier-inspired dinner, which will be prepared by The Restaurant’s executive chef, Rex Hale. Tickets are $130 per person and can be purchased here. Dinner is from 6-9:30pm. 7036 Clayton Ave., Clayton, 314.932.7818.

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